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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ciabatta” (77 reviews)
“sandwiches” (79 reviews)
“bread” (113 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted to try something different than the hotel’s breakfast and decided then to try the number 1 Tripadvisor place. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Located away from the touristic strip it is worth the drive. The bakery/café offers a friendly and attentive service. The bread...More

1  Thank Mariana G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor we drove to some industrial Rotorua suburb and I was wondering if it was even the right place ....I was so mis-trusting! I was blown away by the best coffee I have ever had and an amazing Passionfruit gonut (cronut). Pretzel...More

1  Thank Laureen7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this cafe. Warm friendly and great food at a reasonable price. Fantastic sandwiches and the goulash soup is super good. Excellent coffee. Sometimes hard to get parking but worth the hassle

2  Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice sandwiches and cakes. More bakehouse than cafe but does good coffee with plenty of room to sit down. Very friendly staff who seen to know everyone who comes in. It is the sort of place you would go out of you way to...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've enjoyed many great sandwiches at Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery. My favorite experience there was attending one of their Bread Baking Classes! A lovely lunch was included and we got to bring home the baking we did. I met a lot of nice people and...More

2  Thank rew2you
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious bread, superb fillings and enticing selection of 'naughty but nice' cakes and pastries. All set in relaxed surroundings with huge efforts to be eco-friendly in all their activities. Topped off by lovely, friendly, helpful staff.

2  Thank the_suttons_nz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying on Fenton Road, so this was right around the corner. The food is delicious! The coffee and hot chocolate were superb. The ambiance is amazing, though. It is definitely worth the visit. Two large tables, in the shape of the North and...More

2  Thank TroyMcVey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK - so if you are looking for Eggs Benny then don't come here. But you will find something tasty to eat and the quality of what you get is outstanding. We came with locals and it felt a bit out of the way but...More

2  Thank travellingbuzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling through Rotorua and wanted to get food to take away without driving too far out of my way. Looking on the map, this was the closest place and also happened to be number one on Tripadvisor. You can eat in here as...More

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was disappointed with a lot of food in Rotorua but this was one of the places that did not disappoint, the food is very fresh you can tell by how soft the bread is and how juicy the lettuce is, I can tell they bake...More

2  Thank Miles M
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23 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from IvanandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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